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Bathing Your Dog

Learn how often to give a dog a bath. If you have an inside dog then you may not have to bathe him as much as you would an outside dog. An outside dog that plays around outside, runs around or digs in the yard will need to be bathed at least once every 6 […]

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Basic Tips for Housetraining Your Dog or Puppy

Here are some basic tips for housetraining your dog or puppy based onthe tried and true crate training method. Establish A Regular Eating Routine As I’m fond of saying, “what goes in must come out”. To help youfigure out the best times to get your dog to go to the bathroom it’simportant to feed your […]

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Adopting a Rescue Dog

The process of adopting a rescue dog is explained as I tell the story of adopting our two Airedale Terrier siblings. I had never even thought of getting a dog from a rescue organization until I was looking for a specific type of breed, and found the breeder’s prices a little steep. Yet now that […]

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How to Potting Training Your Puppy Successfully

Need help training your puppy? This article gives basic training concepts and shows you how to put them to work to successfully potty train your puppy. The principles of basic puppy training are simple. They are much like potty training a child. You must be consistent and offer positive reinforcement. If you constantly reward desired […]

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Dog Bites: Your legal rights and responsibilities

When a dog bites someone, who is legally responsible? If you are bitten, what are your rights? An overview of dog bite law. The 2001 mauling and subsequent tragic death of Diane Whipple is one of the most noted examples of a legal case involving an attack by a dog. In that case the dog’s […]

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Small Dog Breeds For Small Homes

Just because you live in a small home or apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have a dog. There are many small and toy breeds that make excellent pets for small homes. But even small dogs like variety and exercise, so it is important that you are prepared to spend time with your dog, take her […]

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The Truth About Puppy Mills And What To Avoid

An individual or family looking to add a new puppy to their home should be aware of the puppy mill industry. With so many consumers in the market for pets, some individuals have jumped into the business of breeding dogs for greed.  They usually are not pet lovers, themselves.  So, what is the typical life […]

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How to Select the Best Dog Possible for Your Home

Many years ago I read a book about selecting the perfect canine companion. The concepts in that book altered my life forever, because it changed the way I made pet choices. Instead of selecting a puppy simply because it was cute, I “tested” each puppy considered for adoption. I was able to choose just the […]

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Buying a Puppy? – Use This Puppy Checklist

So you’ve decided to buy a puppy? Dogs can bring joy, laughter, love, loyalty, protection and companionship into your life. However, there are a few things you need to be aware of before you choose the puppy you wish to bring into your home. Use the following checklist to ensure you purchase the puppy that’s […]

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Finding a Responsible Breeder

You have decided you want to purchase a puppy. You know exactly what breed, but you are at a loss for finding a breeder. Sure, they are all in the papers, bulletin boards, and the Internet, but who do you know which ones are responsible breeders that will provide with you a healthy puppy and […]